Archive for February, 2009

The Upside of Down

Fortunately, being dumped by my employer has a few benefits.  In my opinion, the greatest of these benefits is time.

My summary of activity while employed:

  • Working 50-60hrs per week
  • Eating, sleeping, bathing, and attending church

A BRIEF summary of activity while unemployed:

    Girl on playground
  • Eating free pancakes at iHOP
  • Surfing the internet
  • Knitting
  • Pondering deep things: Whether or not fish drink water, Where all the lonely socks go that get lost in the dryer
  • Engaging in meaningful discussions with dear friends while enjoying leisurely meals at ethnic restaurants
  • Listening to some terrific new tunes
  • Discovering the wealth of information which is stored at the public library and then swiping my library card so that I can borrow 7x the amount of books that I’ll ever read
  • Running along the lakefront
  • Daydreaming
  • Basking in the sunshine / shoveling snow (Wisconsin prides itself on having the world’s most extreme climate conditions where weather vacillates between arctic-igloo-freezing and blazing-lava-hot)
  • Board-gaming in fierce competitions with my pals (blokus, speed scrabble, pit)
  • And I suppose I must include: working on my resume and portfolio, interviewing, and reflecting on what exactly it is that I want to do for the rest of my life

Due to time constraints (YOUR time constrains, not mine, silly!) I was forced to limit this list, providing just a brief overview of my life after being dumped.  And, WOW, my life is full.


i heart i hop

Mom always told me there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Turns out my mom was wrong…

Health Food Junk Food

Free Lunch #1:

Tuesday was “National Pancake Day” and the International House of Pancackes offered a free short stack of pancakes to everyone. Delicious.

The whole experience felt like a field trip to the zoo. The folks waiting for a table were packed like sardines in a tiny vestibule. They peered through the glass at massive amounts of people shoving hotcakes in their faces. Kind of like feeding time at the reptile house when the snakes devour mice in a single gulp. Fascinating yet disgusting.

Free Lunch #2:

A Quiznos sub for the first 1 million people to get on the email list.

Free Lunch #3:

Arby’s Roast Burger with this coupon.

Eat up, my friends, while you still can…

Hello world!

hello worldNobody wants to read your boring weblog.  I blog, you blog, we all blog a web log.  Nothing new or creative anymore. Just a group of self-centered millennials convinced that their lives are important enough to share a story or two or ten-thousand.  Most of these creations are little more than verbal diarrhea, and that’s just gross.  

So to emphasize my millennial defiance, planted by Mrs. Kozascki and watered by each subsequent elementary teacher, I’m setting out to prove the blogosphere wrong.  Anything you can do, I can do better.  I can do anything better than you.  


Until I find some Imodium to end the verbal diarrhea, I have a request:

Read about this dumped designer if you choose, but don’t be a hater.  I don’t mind if you’re a player, courting me alongside your 37 other RSS feeds.

However, until I’ve logged a few entries and given this thing a fair chance, please don’t rain on my parade, at least not yet.